Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Watching the Moon Rise, Watch Hill, NY

We walked along the beach, at Watch Hill, Fire Island, and watched the sunset and moon rise.

This is Davis Park after sunset. We walked along the ocean, from Watch Hill to Davis Park for dinner at the "Casino," the restaurant at Davis Park.

It was a wonderful meal, although expensive.

The walk along the ocean was awarded with watching the moon rise.

Definitely needed "Off" to keep the mosquitoes from biting!

It was a wonderful night!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

The in-laws visit

My in-laws spent a few days with us for a nice family visit.
Of course the camera was ready for those candid moments!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Walking on Fire Island to the Pines

Another photo of people walking on the beach.
I don't show their faces. Why?
Well, they are walking to the Pines and I like to give people their privacy.
We all need our privacy, don't we?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Polish Festival in Riverhead

Every year at this time, the town of Riverhead is host to the Polish Festival.
There are vendors and food carts in the street with something for everyone.
It was held this weekend, August 18 & 19.
On Saturday, I saw the traditional wedding ceremony complete with the young bride and groom, the couple's parents, wedding attendants and this young flower girl. Beautiful costumes to complete the tradition, are a must.
The mission is to pass the traditions on to the next generation.
I think it was a success!
Click on the photo to see more details!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Montauk Point

Montauk Point, Long Island
Fog is not unusual....Montauk is at the end of Long Island, away from the mainland, surrounded by water. After all, fog is part of the nautical environment.

Clear day in Montauk

You can see many fishing boats....and in this photo, the Coast Guard Station.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Carousel Horse

The carousel has always been a favorite ride for children.
By today's ride standards, it is probably not very exciting or desired, but it is still fun.
Ride the horse and watch the world pass by!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Balloon & Music Festival, August 10, 11, & 12th

What could be better than a colorful ferris wheel against a beautiful, clear, blue sky?
Click on the photos to see more detail!
(For more information about the festival, see the link in the photo below.)

Long Island's Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival

We went early this morning, sunrise actually, to the
Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival,
being held August 10th, 11th & 12th at Brookhaven Calabro Airport.
Unfortunately, a north wind kept the balloons from flying.
As one balloon owner said, "...in this wind, nowhere to go but the ocean!"
It was wonderful to watch the balloons fire up and get ready.
For more information, directions and the festival information, visit the website..here.
I will tell you that it costs $10 to park and $25 per person to enter.
No coolers allowed but you can bring in a folding chair.
I will be posting more photos soon!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Fun at the Beach

The best beach dog.....

Christian, all wet and sandy from swimming (or jumping) in the waves...


A dreamy Connor, who just loves the beach...


Let's bury Christian!


We had a great weekend and today was a perfect beach day. The kids loved it and so did I!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hot days at the beach


You know those hot, hazy, humid days of summer?

Well, they're here!

We've spent the last few days at the beach, on Fire Island, where it was cool and uncrowded, yet somewhat hazy.

The water was perfect for swimming and cooling off. PERFECT!

The waves were gentle, not large or rough, the water was clear and a "Caribbean" blue, with comfortable temperatures.

It was probably the best few ocean days at the beach all summer.

It doesn't get better than this!